Sunflower seed flour is a good replacement for almond flour if he can have seeds, and if you don’t mind it turning slightly green if you’re mixing it in with either baking soda or baking powder, I forget which one. It’s a 1:1 ratio too so you just measure out the same as it calls for with the almond flour. It’s not cheap to buy so I’d recommend learning how to make your own for a fraction of the cost.

This step is actually optional if you do not mind having flecks of zucchini visible in your zucchini cookies! However, in my house, my kids would not approve of anything green in their cookies, so I always blend the zucchini with the other wet ingredients! I also really enjoy the texture of these paleo breakfast cookies when the zucchini is fully blended.
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I made these for a weekend class, I used butter instead of coconut oil but otherwise followed the recipe as is. My recipe only made 16 cookies, not 24 and perhaps I ate a couple before they got to the class :) Anyway, I was so surprised when I had about 12 of the women come up to me to tell me how great they were. Mind you, it’s not a group that knows me except by name. I have never had such a big response to a recipe before. Will be making them for the class again next weekend and doubling the recipe. Thank you!
High in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including magnesium, copper, vitamin E and riboflavin, almonds are a great paleo option that’s been shown to improve cognitive ability and reduce your risk of developing many degenerative disorders. They’re also alkaline which makes them great to improve your body’s ability to process insulin, improve digestion and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and various cancers.

Just wanted to make sure you’re chilling the dough to make sure it’s very cold and also make sure your pan is cold. If I use two cookie sheets, I eat bwttwre results between batches rather than putting room temp dough on a warm cookie sheet. Take out when baked, the use parchment paper so you can quickly transfer the cookies on top of a cold granite counter top. That’s how mine come out perfect.

These make a great snack because they have a lot going on. There’s sweet potato in them, so you’ve got fiber built into them. They’ve also cut out all grain, using almond meal and coconut flour instead. The sweetness comes from honey, not from the coconut because the coconut is unsweetened. These aren’t sweet enough to be considered a dessert, and they’re billed as supplying energy thanks to the sweet potato they contain. Sweet potato is great as a snack because it is digested slowly and releases energy over a longer time period.
But critics argue that the unlimited amount of red meat the paleo diet allows may have an adverse effect on heart health in people with diabetes, as research links eating red meat in excess to poor heart health. (11)  If you have diabetes and don’t moderate your red-meat intake, this could be a big problem, as people with diabetes are 2 times as likely to die of heart disease as people who do not have diabetes. (12)

Thanks for the suggestions! We loved these so I plan to make another batch and I’ll experiment with the soda. I think I am just sensitive to that taste so pick it up, my husband didn’t at all. Today it was gone so that might be my answer to all things with soda, just wait overnight. Although that will be hard…I tend to try one or three as soon as they are cool enough to hold. I’m trying your double chocolate cookies tomorrow!
I have been following the paleo diet for about 2 weeks now. The first week i did gain weight , but it was my body bloating. it was in complete shock of the drastic change i made. I was eating fast food once to twice A DAY, i know gross right???!!! anyways I have now been since the pounds drop, but in a healthy manner. Im loving this lifestyle and I highly recommend you give it more time = ] hope this helps!
Hi Stacey! I am very excited to make the cookies, they look delicious!! I have one question before I start though – do you think I might be able to use only egg whites instead of a whole egg? I bought a carton of liquid egg whites that I need to use before it goes bad and it would also lower the calories per cookie a bit. I would love to hear back from you! Thanks 🙂
Beat in the almond butter and vanilla extract on medium speed and mix until combined. Beat in the egg on low and mix until well incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined. Then stir in 1 cup (170 grams) chocolate chips. If you used brown sugar, skip to the next step. If you used coconut sugar, place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until the dough is firm.
It is TOTALLY the weather’s fault! Same kind here in Quebec city and I have suddenly been wanting to sleep and bake (but mostly eat!) cookies, muffins and pies all week! I miraculously managed not to until I came across your article and recipe. I like things simple and those cookies sure are. I just ate three and they are very good but… they came out of the oven super flat. One large crepe of paleo cookies. :) Still yummy, but less pretty. Any idea what went wrong? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xU0XX4beBk
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